Student Accomplishments :: Spring 2010
JARED APPLEGATE, 2nd year MFA candidate in painting from Fort Wayne, IN, has had a work selected by Judy Pfaff into the Texas National 2010 to be presented at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches in April and May. In January and February he had a solo exhibition at the Eula Mae Gallery and Museum at Clovis Community College in New Mexico.
DAVID COLLINS, 2nd year candidate in painting, has received a Helen DeVitt Jones Excellence in Graduate part-Time Teaching Award from the Graduate School; he is one of ten recipients from across campus.
ESTHER DELAQUIS, 3rd year MFA candidate in painting, from Ghana, has received a “Horn Professor Graduate Achievement Award” for 2010. She will receive a check for $750 during the Faculty Honors Convocation in April.
SCOTTY HENSLER, 2nd year MFA candidate in painting from Lubbock, had an artwork selected by Judy Pfaff into the Texas National 2010 to be presented at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches in April and May.
PATRICIA KOEMEL, Fine Arts – Art doctoral candidate, presented her research on the dual absorption/reflection nanometer color circle at the 2010 Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Educational Series, Beginning Digital Illustration held at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. on March 18-21, 2010. She was also selected to be a reviewer for the Texas Tech University Undergraduate Research Conference on March 29 through April 1, 2010.
ZACH NADER, 2nd year MFA candidate in photography from Sachse, is a runner-up in the fine art student division for Creative Quarterly 19; his work will be exhibited in the online version of the issue in June. He represented the SRO Photo Gallery and was an official portfolio reviewer at the National SPE Conference in Philadelphia in March. In February Nader had a photograph selected into The Valdosta National: 2010 National Juried Exhibition.
CHISUM PIERCE, 3rd year MFA candidate in photography from Taylor, had five of his photographs selected in to the permanent collection of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan) and to be exhibited in the 2009 YP Exhibition (Young Artists Portfolio) in May. In February, he had a solo exhibition called Green Room at the Cactus Bra Gallery in the Blue Star Art Complex in San Antonio, TX. The exhibition included a performance and an installation with video. He has has received a “Horn Professor Graduate Achievement Award” for 2010 and will receive a check for $750 during the Faculty Honors Convocation in April.
SARAH ROBERTS, 3rd year MFA candidate in jewelry design and metalsmithing, had two artworks included in the eXtremities: Exploring the Margins of the Human Body exhibition and one artwork included in the No Boundries: SNAG Annual Juried Student Exhibtion. Both exhibitions were presented in Houston in March during the Annual National SNAG Conference.
Four MFA candidates, REBECCA BEALS, 1st year in jewelry design and metalsmithing, ESTHER DELAQUIS, 3rd year in painting, MARIANNA GLYNSKA, 1st year in photography, and PATRICK PAGE-SUTTER, 3rd year in sculpture, were selected by juror Kelly Klaasmeyer into the Rising Eyes of Texas 2010 exhibition presented at the Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, TX in March.
Fifteen MFA candidates participated in the emergence: TTU MFA Group Exhibition shown at Gallery 193 at Angelo State University, in San Angelo in February. They included ceramics candidates CHASE GAMBLIN and JOHN THOMAS RICHARD; jewelry design and metalsmithing candidates SARAH ROBERTS and EMILY SCHUHMANN, painting candidates JARED APPLEGATE, GRANT BILLINGSLY, DAVID COLLINS, SCOTTY HENSLER, SALLIE INMAN, and CHRISTOPHER VOSS; photography candidates SARAH JAMISON, YULIA MAKAROVA, ZACH NADER and CHISUM PIERCE; and sculpture candidate PATRICK PAGE-SUTTER.
GILBERT JONES, senior in art history from Lubbock, has been accepted into several excellent MA programs in Art History and has decided to accept the offer from Syracuse University's Florence Program (full tuition plus $20,000). This is a 16-month program in which the first fall semester is spent in Syracuse, NY, followed by a full calendar year in Florence, Italy, where Gilbert will have access to all the international scholarly libraries, including Harvard's Villa i Tatti library. He has had his presentation proposal accepted for the National Conference of Undergraduate Research which will take place in Missoula Montana in April 2010. His submission was selected from over 2600 proposals, citing his unique contribution to his field and his impressive scholastic achievements.Another paper will be presented at the International Congress of Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo in May. In February he presented a paper at a University of North Texas graduate student conference in Denton. For the full story, click here.
Juniors, HANNAH MURDOCK and CHRISTINA SOSEBEE, are recipients of AT&T Scholarships and will be recognized and presented certificates during the annual awards presentation in April.